Salvador Najarro outside his Northridge business, Astor Printing; Mr Najarro next to his company’s printing equipment
The West Valley BusinessSource Center (WVBSC) provided long-term guidance to an entrepreneur, ultimately helping him become the owner of Astor Printing, in Northridge, where he had worked for nearly 30 years.

In April 2017, Salvador Najarro came into the WVBSC to ask for preliminary information about business services, workshops and to discuss the possibility of purchasing a business.

The center provided a one-on-one consultation, assistance with how to apply for a business license and permits. In addition, Salvador inquired about how to apply for a business loan.

From April to June 2017, Salvador attended several workshops presented by WVBSC on marketing strategies, licenses and permits, and starting your own business. In July, Salvador returned to the WVBSC for help on writing his business plan.

WVBSC referred Salvador to the Opportunity Fund for an additional loan to complete the purchase of the business, and in September Salvador was granted a business loan for $26,000. As a result, Salvador was able to purchase the existing business and keep the current clientele, and is actively seeking new clients.

The West Valley BusinessSource Center team is very excited and committed to continuing its collaboration with Salvador as his business grows and becomes more successful.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 10/30/2017. Read this issue and more.